Texas CHL vs. LTC
Texas CHL vs. LTC, what’s the difference? CHL” stands for concealed handgun license and “LTC” stands for license to carry. In Texas we only have one permit and it is now called a license to carry or “LTC”, we no longer use the term concealed handgun license “CHL”.
Years ago when Texas law only allowed concealed carry, the permit was called a Texas CHL or a concealed handgun license. Concealed was the only way we could carry in Texas for years so that’s why the license was called a CHL.
In 2016 Texas passed a law that allowed both concealed and open carry. The term CHL “concealed handgun license” no longer made sence since we were no longer required to carry concealed. So that’s when the name of the handgun license changed to LTC “license to carry.
Get Your Texas CHL/LTC
Are you looking to get your Texas License to carry? Having the license allows you to carry in more places with fewer restrictions. It also provides a lot of legal protections like trespass protection and prohibited places protection. On top of that it allows you to carry in 37 other states if you travel outside of Texas.
We are the statewide provider of the Online Texas LTC class. Anyone from any city in Texas can take our online LTC class to get your license to carry “formerly called “CHL”. Get certified online below and leave the crowded classrooms behind.